Cleveland, Ohio - The Division 2 Athletics Directors Association (D2 ADA) announced the 2018-19 recipients of the D2 ADA Academic Achievement Awards. The Academic Achievement Awards, in its 12th year, is a program that recognizes the academic accomplishments of student-athletes at the Division II level.
In order for a student-athlete to receive an Academic Achievement Award, the student-athlete must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale, have completed a minimum of two years (four semesters) of college-level work at a two-year and/or four-year institution, and have been an active member of an intercollegiate team during his/her last academic year.
Mount Olive is represented by 76 recipients across 16 different sports. Women's Track & Field led the way with 14 student-athletes followed by baseball who had 10 SA's represented on the list. Men's Track & Field and Softball tied for third with nine recipients on the list.
Below is the full list of Mount Olive student-athletes who were named D2 ADA Academic Achievement Award recipients:
Women's Track & Field (14) - Brittany Beckford, Shona Blades, Hannah Glover, Leah Hanle, Daphne Hawkins, Riley Houston, Candise Lockett, Meredith Lorient, Taylor Moncrief, Heidi Murray, Celine Ritter, Luisa Stutzke, Elise Tanner, Samantha Tobin
Baseball (10) - Zach Burke, Kyle Davis, Nick DeCarlo, Chris Douglass, Carson McCurdy, Reed Parris, Kai Poffenroth, Zack Smith, Gunner Tolston, Logan Welch
Men's Track & Field (9) - Sven Bulik, Altan Cornu, Daniel Francken, Aidan Gilbride, Tom Kalliske, Tai Smith, Zach Teeple, Jacob Willis, Jonathan Wojcuich
Softball (9) - Eileen Barrera, Amari Borrego, Hannah Burress, Emily Chaisson, Summer Dickerson, Callie Ferrell, Alexis Oliver, Amber Parker, Mallory Ratcliff
Women's Cross Country (6) - Shona Blades, Leah Hanle, Meredith Lorient, Heidi Murray, Celine Ritter, Elise Tanner
Men's Cross Country (6) - Altan Cornu, Daniel Francken, Aidan Gilbride, Tai Smith, Jacob Willis, Jonathan Wojcuich
Men's Volleyball (6) - Iyani Adebisi, Yigit Erkek, Nicholas Laxar, Brad Monaghan, Jesiah Orr, Joel Roberts
Women's Lacrosse (5) - Maren DiNenna, Kaylin Holdeman, Morgan Nicholson, Chaija Olsson, Keely Trail
Men's Soccer (5) - Noah Auger, David Gomez, Nathan Pike, Alfie Pope, Santiago Zapata
Men's Lacrosse (4) - Will Bender, Caleb Hippensteel, Granden Soucy, Austin Whitlow
Men's Tennis (4) - Armando Ferreira, Jack Middleton, Martin Moser, Gustavo dos Santos
Women's Golf (3) - Johanna Andersson, Linn Bergman, Lindsey Burton
Women's Soccer (3) - MacKenzie Abbott, Samantha Bearden, Kara Scott
Women's Basketball (1) - Hope Toliver
Men's Golf (1) - Olle Ryberg
Women's Volleyball (1) - Lisa Anderson